September 14, 2008
Margery Chase has been an art teacher in the Southington schools since 1972, working for the past 20 years at Derynoski Elementary. She is a portrait artist and often paints her portraits of her students. Her art on this week's cover is titled "Felicity," who was in first grade at the time of the portrait.
Chase, who lives in New Britain with her husband and daughter, graduated in 1972 from Marymount College, N.Y., with a degree in art. She was hired that summer in Southington at DePaolo Middle School and stayed there for 12 years, teaching art and Spanish. From there she went to Derynoski. She has a master's degree in art education from Southern Connecticut State University and her sixth year from CCSU in New Britain.